My numlock annoyed me one too many times, so i figured i would add a cronjob so it would stop annoying me, but it does not turn my numlock on...
it does not turn my numlock on
~$ crontab -l
# Edit this file to introduce tasks to be run by cron.
# Each task to run has to be defined through a single line
# indicating with different fields when the task will be run
# and what command to run for the task
# To define the time you can provide concrete values for
# minute (m), hour (h), day of month (dom), month (mon),
# and day of week (dow) or use '*' in these fields (for 'any').#
# Notice that tasks will be started based on the cron's system
# daemon's notion of time and timezones.
# Output of the crontab jobs (including errors) is sent through
# email to the user the crontab file belongs to (unless redirected).
# For example, you can run a backup of all your user accounts
# at 5 a.m every week with:
# 0 5 * * 1 tar -zcf /var/backups/home.tgz /home/
# For more information see the manual pages of crontab(5) and cron(8)
# m h dom mon dow command
*/5 * * * * numlockx on
~$ cat /var/log/syslog | tail -8
Jan 6 14:25:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (chad) CMD (numlockx on)
Jan 6 14:25:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)
Jan 6 14:28:41 ASUS-A54C-NB91 crontab: (chad) LIST (chad)
Jan 6 14:30:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (chad) CMD (numlockx on)
Jan 6 14:30:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)
Jan 6 14:31:58 ASUS-A54C-NB91 crontab: (chad) LIST (chad)
Jan 6 14:35:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (chad) CMD (numlockx on)
Jan 6 14:35:01 ASUS-A54C-NB91 CRON: (CRON) info (No MTA installed, discarding output)